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volunteering is a great way to increase your employability, gain valuable skills and try out career ideas. Whatever your passion here are some resources to help you

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Initiatives like the Teddy Bear Doctors at Sheffield University enable students to give back to the local community. Setting Up A Charity, Sheffield, Doctors, Students, University, Teddy Bear, Community, Colleges, Teddybear

How charity work breaks down the town v gown divide

For students moving to a new city, setting up a charity or volunteering can help them feel involved in the community beyond university – and locals benefit too

Discover the positive impact volunteering could have on your health. Find out what the scientists have to say about why its good for you. Scientists, Positivity, Passion, Sayings, The Scientist, Quotes, Idioms, Optimism, Quote

Why should I volunteer?

Discover the positive impact volunteering could have on your health. Find out what the scientists have to say about why its good for you.

Because of the history of slavery and colonialism, many people in Africa find such attitudes deeply patronising and offensive. Some argue that aid can be counter-productive, as it means African countries will continue to rely on outside help. Work In Africa, Ballerina Costume, Travel Abroad, Trips Abroad, Work Abroad, Image Caption, African Countries, Africa Travel, American Women

Challenging the 'white saviour complex'

The Barbie Savior Instagram account challenges the way that some people perceive volunteer and development work in Africa.

Productivity isn't everything! * From a young age we are told to aim high. Yet the more driven we are, the more likely we are to feel miserable, says happiness expert Raj Raghunathan. Freelance Online, Tips To Be Happy, Aim High, Therapy Tools, Positive Psychology, Finding Happiness, Gap Year, Coping Skills, Life Advice

Gap years for grown ups: older volunteers offer great opportunities for charities

Highly skilled people in their 40s and 50s are looking for career break activities and they have much to offer a charity

Remember that gung-ho teen who stopped you at the shopping centre for your signature on a petition or donation to a local cause? You might have just met tomorrow's millionaire entrepreneur. Gung Ho, Self Employment, Money Tips, Personal Finance, Training, Future, Space, Business, Day

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Remember that gung-ho teen who stopped you at the shopping centre for your signature on a petition or donation to a local cause? You might have just met tomorrow's millionaire entrepreneur.

Adopt green habits as and when you can. It does not require a lot of time to go green. Nor is it a mission to feel like you are in a war against pollution. Get Lean, Volunteer Work, Career Planning, Best Places To Live, Local History, Student Work, Go Green, Young People, Vintage Photography

7 reasons why you should volunteer while studying

Volunteering while at university could put you ahead of the game after graduation

By sustaining trips that send students to countries historically classified as “third world,” we continue to create a dichotomy between us vs. Teaching Culture, Sustainability, Third, Country, World, Students, Wisdom, Create, Africa

Voluntourism perpetuates this outdated idea of a ‘third world.’ Here’s why.

By sustaining trips that send students to countries historically classified as “third world,” we continue to create a dichotomy between us vs. them.

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I may be taken for granted, but there's nothing like being a special constable

I’ve been a volunteer cop for more than 20 years, often without thanks from the public or regular officers – but I get a real kick out of making a difference

Having trouble devoting time and resources towards professional skill building? Discover how you can leverage the transferable skills and experiences you’ve learned through volunteering to advance your community (and your career). Professional Resume, Professional Development, Build Your Resume, Job Search, Searching, Improve Yourself, Connection, Career, Canning

How Volunteer Experiences Can Improve Your Resume | Professional Development

Having trouble devoting time and resources towards professional skill building? Discover how you can leverage the transferable skills and experiences you’ve learned through volunteering to advance your community (and your career).

vInspired is the UK's leading youth volunteering charity providing year olds with volunteering and social action opportunities. Young people become more skilled, confident and employable. Youth Volunteer, Volunteer Management, 25 Years Old, Student Work, Young People, Confident, Charity, Opportunity, Brother

Leaders in youth volunteer opportunities

vInspired is the UK's leading youth volunteering charity providing 14-30 year olds with volunteering and social action opportunities. Young people can learn new skills and get involved in their local communities

20 years of volunteering! Using the power of volunteering to transform lives Watch Our Video Rewarding volunteer experiences that make a lasting… Charity, Campaign, Passion, Life

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The world& best place to find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, and organizations working to change the world since Change The World, In This World, Non Profit Jobs, Grant Writing, Volunteer Programs, Volunteer Work, Service Program, Career Development, Professional Development

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The world's best place to find volunteer opportunities, nonprofit jobs, internships, and organizations working to change the world since 1995.

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Do-it.org volunteering made easy

Find your perfect volunteering opportunity. Recruit volunteers for your not-for-profit organisation. Do-it for good